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Komer, Robert*

Oral History Interview

Interviewer
William Burr
Place
Washington, D.C.
Date
April 27, 1987
Condition
Open
Language
Persian
Content
45pp. + biographical note + index
Interviewee Details
Member of the National Security Council in the Kennedy Administration, 1961-1963.
Abstract
Educational history and early career; working of the National Security Council during the Kennedy presidency; relations between the Shah and President Kennedy; on the Shah's request for arms from the Kennedy administration; on the origins of the White Revolution; Kenneth Hansen and U.S.'s economic reform program for Iran; U.S.'s position on the Shah's reform initiative; recollections of trip to Iran with Vice President Johnson; use of arms sales to influence the Shah; Iran's place in U.S.'s geostrategic concerns; relations between President Kennedy and Ali Amini; CIA's views on Iranian politics in the 1960s.

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